In The Greenhouse This October

If you haven’t done so already, remove any greenhouse shading to allow as much light in as possible.

Check any plants which you’re bringing inside for pests like aphids.

Continue to remove any fallen or dead plant material to keep the growing area free of fungal diseases.

Move tender plants into the greenhouse to protect them from early frosts. Make sure that there’s enough space between to keep them well ventilated and reduce the risk of disease.

Set up your greenhouse heater in case of early frosts.

Protect half-hardy plants with fleece or bring them into a frost-free greenhouse.

Top Tip:

If your greenhouse is fairly empty, now’s a good time to clean and disinfect it. This lets in more light, and prevents pests and diseases from over-wintering.


This Month's Key Tips
  • Clear up fallen autumn leaves on a regular basis.
  • Cut back perennials that have died down.
  • Harvest fruit treees - apples and pears.
  • Move tender plants into the greenhouse for winter.
  • Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf.